Lately I have heard various reactions towards my book from appreciation to contempt and I can understand all of it. I cannot expect everyone to agree with such a controversial topic as adoption. I would like to point out that I still feel adoption is one of our most cherished institutes and this ideal is still one of my concerns. I’ve seen real anger though coming from a few who pursue the continual stigmas that adoption reflects. I understand these stigmas are real under such scrutiny to keep adoption within the relm of morals but hurting people based on guilt or shame in my opinion have no credibility within the true moral fabric of adoption itself. My adoption may have been dysfunctional but my faith in love and healing finds me still very appreciative towards my adoption and those who see the value in the experience.
Camelliastorch: An Adoptee’s True Story
Authored by Wendy Johnson
Full Color on White paper
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / General
Camelliastorch – An Adoptee’s True Story – is a chronological review of my personal adoption search. It includes the defining discovery that ended a lifelong identity crisis. It also discusses the Adoption “Triad” and it’s importance in an adoption search. The book is intended to share a forgotten heroine’s story from WWll in Manila, and to help other adoptees decide on their own. It also educates others on how important knowing ones cultural and biological lineage is in our society. No matter how controversial an adoption search may be, it is an important phenomenon in our world today – that enables us to consider different aspects of “healing” and the emotional human process of identity.